Ham Radio or Amateur Radio is a fun hobby that has been around for generations. Having fun and learning at the same time is what Ham Radio is all about. Talk to hams across town or around the world, communicate with satellites, learn about digital voice communications, build your own transceivers & antennas, and even talk to astronauts on the International Space Station at times.
Having a scanner that can decode DMR/MotoTRBO is a must with the rise in DMR ham repeaters and some areas, police and fire.
I came across come plans for a 2-Meter Backpack Yagi designed by KD5IVP that would be excellent for a camping, backpacking or hiking trip and an HT. Made with a fiberglass or aluminum arrow that it can also be stowed away in, some piano wire, cable and alligator clips.
Find out about D-STAR, what they do, and how to operate them. Gary KN4AQ goes into great detail on operating the ICOM IC-2820H and getting the full potential from it along side the IC-91AD, IC-92AD and ID-800H.
Wouxun’s newest feature packed HT now handles 2.5 kHz steps and narrowband capabilities.
Ham Radio is more popular than ever! There is a new national trend coming involving Ham Radio, one of the most widely used forms of local, national, and international communications. According to the QRZ Facebook page “The newest trend in American communication isn’t another smart phone from Apple or Google but one of the elder statesmen […]